Anthony Espina, a 23 year-old composer from West Palm Beach, Florida, is a self-taught pianist who has composed music since the age of twelve. Writing music that mainly incorporates classical and new age genres, you will find that though this talent is young, the spin he puts on composition is new and refreshing. Anthony began pursuing a career in
Beth Schafer is a dynamic writer and performer. Her performances have taken her to center court for the Orlando Magic, to meeting and playing for President Barack Obama during his historical campaign. Her career began (and still thrives) in the Jewish world where she has helped to redefine American Contemporary Jewish music for the new millenium. B
Whats new in the Jazz scene? Brian Johnsons Mystic Cove. It is the long awaited musical and lyrical soundscape for the smooth Jazz market that flows like a fresh water stream. A mix of well known musicians like Russ Freeman, Eric Hansen, Jeff Kashiwa, Sammy Figueroa, and others with Brians effortless symphonic jazz create catchy breaks with dynamic
A lifelong musician, Carrie Hamby moved to Florida from the Midwest at age 14 and almost instantly switched allegiances from classical piano to bluegrass strings. It was more fun to play with other people. Her instruments now include guitar, mandolin, fiddle, accordion, upright bass, ukelele, and, of course, piano. Currently living in Tallahassee,
An eclectic professional musician since the 1970’s, Cathy DeWitt has shared stages and airwaves with Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, Garrison Keillor, jazz pianist Rob Bargad, and others. A jazz vocalist and pianist, bluegrass guitarist and folksinger, she is an award-winning songwriter,leading the jazz quartet MoonDancer and the all women’s folk/bluegras
Char Fogel was born and raised in Altoona, PA. She grew up the youngest of seven children in a very musical family. Char began playing the piano at a young age and soon discovered she enjoyed writing her own songs – although it wasn’t until she was about 10 years old that she started writing her lyrics down on paper. She performed whenever and wher
Both parents Jamaican. Born in Bx, New york on july 16, 1980. Moved around alot through out the boroughs ( cities of New York). Moved to Florida in jan. 2001. Favorite sport: basketball.
Cindy Bear is an award winning Folk/Americana artist from Jacksonville, FL. She performs solo and with various artists at music festivals, special events and fund raisers, and just finished her first four song EP!!! :) Her passion is writing empowering songs about the human condition and Florida history, both as a storyteller and a humorist. S
British born synth-pop artist Darren Ockert is an international man of many talents. Now based in Miami the accomplished indie pop singer, songwriter and producer was born and raised in Lincoln, England. After graduating from the prestigious London School of Musical Theatre, he established a theatre production company called Darren Ockert Producti
I am a tired, old, bald guy who likes to write songs and sing. I am a practicing Taoist so I spend a lot of time doing nothing. I have friends who are actual musicians and they help me out (mostly out of pity or to get me to stop annoying them). They are spread out around the world so we create music using a Sharepoint site that I have set up where
David Omlor is a songwriter based in St Petersburg, Florida. He began his music career playing in and around the Philadelphia area and he gained some notoriety after being thrown out of the band "Somebody Else's Problem" for what his band-mates described as his "unnecessary and constant sarcasm". At the time, Somebody Else's Problem had been labele
David Paul's music transports nearly every listener who comes to hear it. His tone carries depth and strength, even as gentle melodies soar from his violin among the ethers. He began violin studies at age 8 and piano lessons at age 6, growing up in a household where music lessons were considered as important as reading, writing and mathematic
I love life, people, music and this wonderful world we share together. Some of my powerful intentions are: To be, to serve, to love, to explore, to enjoy. I am as I decide to be. As I learn and understand everything about life that I can, life becomes even more wonderful. As I attract the wealth and abundance of the Universe, I also attract
Denise P. Isaac
Indie Songwriter/Producer. This is the first work produced "Into Your Presence" song by Clovette Danzy vocal version. The Instrumental version was submitted for the contest.
At just age 19, Dyce Kimura left Japan for America with only a guitar and a duffel bag full of clothes. His dream was to become a professional musician—which he realized in just 2 years, becoming an established pro playing sessions, teaching and gigging 7 nights a week. Dyce’s passion and diligence as a musician are evident—but the incredible perso
E. Poole’s song-writing style can be defined as gospel with a neo-soul vibe, with the flexibility to incorporate all genres. Her love of soulful jazzy grooves, incorporated with the inspirational message of faith and hope, enhances her writing style. Her roots were formed within gospel music and have helped to transcend her writing into other genre
Erin Branzell has been playing the guitar and writing songs since she was about 15. She is a middle school language arts teacher by day, and likes to consider herself a singer/songwriter by night, or during summer vacation.
Forbidden Gecko Love
Forbidden Gecko Love is the brain child of Michael Johnson, who has been writing music for over 35 years. Michael's unique Writing Style, Rhythms, and Lyrics are hard to compare with the rest of the world of Music. Familiar sounds wrapped in a New Approach that sets FGL apart from other bands out there. Joined by his life-long best friend Russell B
Georgia soul meets Florida style - mellow & melodic indie/folk blend on piano, mandolin, guitar and more. Former frontwoman for Book of the Dead & bassist for Lauderdale alt rock bank RAFF. Songwriter, screenwriter & published poet.
I love the water and Sailing is a big part of my life. Growing up playing guitar and writing, it comes natural for me to write music that reflects my life and Sailing is a big part of what I do. Sailing at night is a pleasure that most people will never experience, so I hope to convey that feeling in my music and " Under the Moon " is one of those
Hi, i'm Hayward Hurst, but you can call me Lee, i'm a 23 year old singer/ aspiring songwriter. Music is my passion, my life. I believe it has the power to make us feel, think, connect. I grew up singing in the church and started writing at a very young age. I love just about everything from Rock,pop jazz, r and b to soul, country and folk.I want to
Jamie Ousley is the assistant professor of jazz bass at Florida International University. His third CD "A Sea of Voices" peaked at #8 on the national JazzWeek radio charts. He was named "Best South Florida Jazz Musician of 2011" by the editors of Boca Life and Gold Coast Magazines.
Jerry and Gipsy
I Gipsy, write poems and lyrics in both English and Spanish and I've been doing so for a few years. I have a few songs that I've recorder with friends but mostly I've kept my writing to myself. It is now time for me to share it with others. I, Jerry have been playing guitar and piano among other instruments for about 20 years. I started working
JJ (Jesse Jada) Como is a Singer/songwriter/muscian from Naples, FL. JJ is currently working hard writing material for country artists and further development of his craft. He can be heard performing all over Southwest Florida and has plans to moved to Nashville in 2015. In Nov 2014 Jesse was appointed NSAI Co-coordinator for Southwest Florida. My
JUSTINA SHANDLER is a singer-songwriter and composer for media, originally from Roanoke, VA. Her songs have been described as the music baby of Regina Spektor and Billy Joel. Justina uses unconventional chord progressions and deeply honest, blunt, lyrics to tell meaningful musical stories. Justina’s songs have been lauded in international compet
International Jazz Awards nominee for best female vocalist, Kathryn's jazz career began when she began performing as the featured vocalist for her university's 27 piece dance band. Subsequently signing with several trios and quartets, her soft easy style lent itself well to intimate venues as well. Also performing periodically with several swing-er
Kendra Erika is a 20-year old singer songwriter who performs regularly at venues around South Florida including opening for "Australian pop star" Cody Simpson at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale. Further info can be found on the website at www.kendraerika.com
Lindsey Mills is a long-time local of South Florida, but recently migrated farther north to Gainesville, FL. An ex-ballerina and current eco-punk, she makes up one-third of thisbigmonster Records. This young lady's folk-acoustic music is tough and to the point, demanding attention with honest stories and sing-a-longs. thisbigmonster celebrated
NOE Past: Born singing (as my Momma said). Songwriting came to me at age 13 as well as my early performances with radio and local stage. Highlighted on Nation Public Radio (NPR) couple times on the "Grass Roots" show in Louisville Ky. Studied Classical music, opera, stage/theater. National recording artist "Jewel" loved my song 'Is love real' so
MacDonald L. Rodgers (Don)
DOB: 1/26/57 Occupation: Special Education Teacher Escambia County Fla. Intrests: (No particular order) surf trips, good friends, my kids, fishing, sailing, music, food, guitars, surfboards, sunshine. Music intrests: country, indi., pop/rock, latin, world, live, writing, Leon Russell.
Mark Salona is a professional musician who has been writing and performing his original compositions for many years. Mostly self-taught and starting at a very young age, Mark plays mainly piano and guitar. Not only a solo artist, Mark has also recorded with a variety of musicians on different projects ranging from light jazz to blues to new age.
I'm very new to songwriting, having been convinced by a publisher/producer/singer friend to give it a try about a year ago. I started out by writing for him, but he is convinced my work has the potential to be recorded by other artists. There are two CDs worth of self-produced demos at my web site. Although I'm proud of the songs, the fact tha
Started out strong...but I sold my cow for the wrong magic beans and fell asleep at the wheel for the better part of a decade... BUT...now I've crawled back out of the hole and put together a band called the Sheaks (NOT my idea...I promise!) with a bunch of AMAZING musicians and songwriters that I am fortunate to count as friends and bandmates and
Kevin Mongelli creates and performs original piano music with unexpected insight and intensity. o Three time winner at the Global Music Awards for INSPERATO and Darker Days o Best Male Classical Artist at the 2014 Indie Music Channel Awards o Darker Days won at the 2013 Indie Music Channel Awards for Best Classical Record
Over the years many of my musical inspirations arise late at night or upon waking. Then, so as not to lose it to the "I'll remember that in the morning" syndrome, I stumble to the piano to plunk it out before it vaporizes. As a result it's uncertain that a finished product will ever emerge from documenting that inspiration. But those unexpected "po
I have been a songwriter for most of my life I have enjoyed playing and singing different venues with my dad who is also a musician and who introduced me to music at the age of 2, music speaks to me, it is in my soul and forever a part of who I am. Sherry
Stuck With Green
Currently Pimping Music for the Cognitive Elite! With thunderous electronic industrial madness, the latest D.U.M. release questions the very essence of changes to the human condition in the digital age. http://www.cdbaby.com/stuckwithgreen12
Miles Davis was asked in a 60 Minute interview "Would you still be a musician if nobody heard you?" He answered 'Yes of course it's in me, I love music, I can't get it out.' I didn't buy it at the time. Why play if no-one listens? It did not make sense. It gnawed away at my psyche but I learned to live with it, thought it was just the enigma tha
Wolf in the Fold
I am more or less a penniless wandering youth rather than musician, so there are no accolades or glowing quotable reviews to be had for your reading pleasure, unfortunately! Scrounged up enough money to enter this contest at the behest of a luminous new friend and I hope everyone takes all they can from it and on a separate but related note I r